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Hosted Event  |  Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer

Presented by the WNY Land Conservancy

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Presentation
This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer, mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Her programs introduce the benefits of traditional ecological knowledge to the scientific community in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge. Dr. Kimmerer is the author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants.” As a writer and a scientist, she is interested in the restoration of our relationships to land.

Funding for this event was provided by the Western New York Land Conservancy, Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Buffalo Audubon Society, and Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York.

This event is dedicated to the memory of Jerry Lazarczyk, former board member of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. Jerry was an avid birder and hiker and was a member of several local nature organizations, including the Nature Sanctuary Society and the Buffalo Ornithological Society.

Additional cosponsors include: 2 the Outdoors; American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County; East Aurora Garden Club; Elm Street Bakery; Flowers by Nature; Food is Our Medicine, Seneca Nation of Indians; Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo; Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force; Kateri Ewing Fine Art; League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara; New York Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medical Association; Partnership for the Public Good; Right Field Writing Works; Riverside Salem Church of Christ; Sierra Club; Talking Leaves Books; Urban Roots Community Garden Center; Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association; and Western New York Environmental Alliance.

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